RISI's 2016 European CEO of the Year Announced!

Dec 18, 2015, 06:00 ET from RISI

BOSTON, Dec. 18, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- RISI, the leading information provider for the global forest products industry, today announced that Kari Jordan, President and Chief Executive Officer of Metsä Group has been named RISI's 2016 European CEO of the Year. RISI will present this award at the European Conference, which will take place in Berlin, Germany from February 29-March 2, 2016.

RISI's European CEO of the Year is nominated by a group of investment analysts and portfolio managers covering the European and global pulp and paper industry. Mr. Jordan has been the President and CEO of Metsä Group since 2006.

Amongst the reasons cited by RISI for the award, one analyst commented: "Under Jordan's leadership the performance and prospects of Metsä Group have been transformed over the last 4-5 years. The group was at risk of failing at one point, but the management team made a number of shrewd decisions in order to turn around the business. Sales were down over that period, but the bottom line and return on investment steadily improved and their investment in the new bioproduct mill is a signature to the renewal of the Finnish forest industry."

Another said: "The Metsä Group story is a great one when you look at where it was just a few short years ago to where it is now. It's a group with a lot going on - the Husum paperboard machine starting up early next year and the really exciting Äänekoski project to name just two. CEO Jordan is a worthy winner this year."

For registration and more information regarding the 2016 European Conference, click here.

About Metsä Group (www.metsagroup.com)

Metsä Group is a forest industry group that operates in international markets.  They use the best renewable raw material in the world – northern wood – responsibly and efficiently. Their business operations cover the entire value chain for wood. They focus on tissue and cooking papers, paperboard, pulp, wood products, and wood supply and forest services. They are also one of the leading producers and users of bioenergy in Finland.

About RISI (www.risiinfo.com)

RISI is the leading information provider for the global forest products industry. The company works with clients in the pulp and paper, packaging, wood products, timber, biomass, tissue and nonwovens industries to help them make better decisions.

Headquartered in Boston, MA, RISI operates additional offices throughout North and South America, Europe and Asia.

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